When I set out to work on the “Clockwork Universe” series, I had a steampunk aesthetic in mind. Once I started working however, the series veered off in its own direction. While they’re not nearly as brassy as I originally had in mind, these images displayed a beauty that I couldn’t resist.
“Clockwork Universe 1” incorporates an image from Wikimedia Commons photographer “HNH”, and an image of M74 taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. With a border added, I used this image for Mark, my astronomer brother’s, birthday card.